Liparis lobongensis Ames 1920 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Distichae

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Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt.

Part shade Warm Cold Spring

Common Name The Mt Lobong Liparis [A mountain in Borneo]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in North Borneo in hill and lower montane mossy forests on fallen trees at elevations around 800 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rize to approximate, pyriform below, long-attenuated distally, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricate, ovate-elliptic, acuminate, speckled blackish brown cataphylls and carrying a single, apical, erect, articulated, linear, ligualate, grass-like, acute, apiculate, thin textured leaf that blooms in the spring on a 3.2 to 9.6" [8 to 24 cm] long, rhachis thickened, two winged, successively single flowered inflorescence with imbricating, lanceolate acute, rigid, persistent, obliquely ascending floral bracts.

Synonyms Stichorkis lobongensis [Ames] J.J. Wood 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae 6: 92 Ames 1920; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Stichorkis lobongensis drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Stichorkis lobongensis photo fide;